‘He just graduated’: Family of teen killed on Highway 90 crash say he was looking forward to his future

Bryan Negrete, 19, was preparing to apply for job at Toyota, start his own small business

SAN ANTONIO – The family of 19-year-old Bryan Negrete is still in disbelief.

Negrete was driving on Highway 90 on Sept. 25, when his vehicle veered off the road and slammed into a pole at Mechler Road, splitting his car in half. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“He had a lot of plans. He was going to own his own business. He was going to learn to be an electrician,” said Jennifer Figueroa, Negrete’s aunt.

Figueroa said her nephew devoted his time into perfecting his handyman skills and aspired to work at an automaker company.

“He was just a beginner driver when it all happened. He just graduated. He wanted to work for Toyota,” Figueroa said.

In an effort to defray funeral costs, the family is hosting a benefit plate sell from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at 416 Weinberg Avenue.

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Adam Barraza is a photojournalist at KSAT 12 and an El Paso native. He interned at KVIA, the local ABC affiliate, while still in high school. He then moved to San Antonio and, after earning a degree from San Antonio College and the University of the Incarnate Word, started working in news. He’s also a diehard Dodgers fan and an avid sneakerhead.

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